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is defiant as police investigate the weekend fire that targeted his law offices. joe vasquez with the mayor declaring he won't be intimidated. joe? >> reporter: you can see the damage on the law office behind me, and now we're learning of yet another arson fire reported today just a few blocks away. the new fire at a storage facility behind the village cocktail lounge was called in just after 6:00 this morning. investigators say it appears that the arsonist successfully torched the shed outback, destroying the contents, and see the torch marks on the windowsills? that appears to be another arson attempt at another store next door at a strip mall, but that attempt failed. the new fire is three blocks away from the fire that ripped through the law offices of vallejo mayor osby davis on saturday morning. police are not sure whether the two arsons are related. in the immediate aftermath of saturday's fire, mayor davis had tears streaming down his cheeks. >> whatever attempts are necessary to identify and arrest the persons responsible for this malicious, cowardly act, i'm sure they will do. >>
for the san rafael city council to approve a strict new antismoking law. >> the only person who spoke against it believes that it was it wasn't strict enough. >> reporter: even this smoker is for it. >> i don't mind the laws at all. you know, just because people smoke doesn't mean it's fair for other people who don't want to smoke, the secondhand smoke. >> reporter: the ordinance bans smoking in apartments, condos, parks, all sidewalks and pedestrian areas downtown, bus stops, restaurant patios, and even cautions against actors smoking on stage. one smoker says it's illogical. >> it's ludicrous. just because they are still selling tobacco and all the smoke shops and all the stores. >> reporter: the city says its goal is to improve public health and reduce litter. and litter is a big issue. in two months, one group collected 230,000 cigarette butts which is why they won't ban ashtrays. it's okay to smoke on a sidewalk if you are walking. you just can't stay in one place. >> we're hoping that it's a self-enforced -- that people will ask others to put out their cigarettes. our goal is not to hav
a carpool, drive with people, if you are planning to come to events here in the city. >> reporter: law enforcement will be out in force. if you can't take bart, muni, caltrain or anything else, you don't drive, here's a simple tip. fill your gas tank! sounds like a big doh, but you would be surprised. >> traffic slows down, people start to idle. they are on the road for a little longer than they anticipated. just make sure you have a full tank of gas before you get started. >> reporter: you run out of gas on the road, you're stuck. tow trucks are going to get stuck in traffic, too. but just in case, there will be extra tow trucks out there this weekend. but fill your tank. in san francisco, mike sugerman, cbs 5. >>> all that traffic could put bart on track to break some records. ken bastida is live with mobile5 to show us how the transit agency is gearing up for the weekend. ken. >>> reporter: hi, liz. we're up here on the platform of the daly city bart station. 419,000 people rode bart yesterday. that is a record. you had the oracle people in town, the as game over in oakland. but the
if we did there's nothing illegal about that. >> reporter: so there's nothing against the law about gaming the system. but what is there about the system that allows it to be gamed here in california as opposed to other states? >> reporter: the problem is we use a blend of gasoline not used anywhere else in the country. as a result when we get into a supply problem, we can't import gasoline used in other parts of the country to smooth out that shortage. >> reporter: and while the governor's order to allow the winter blend gas to come in is no long-term answer to the problem, at this point the public will take any relief they can get. >> it all counts. 22 bucks, huh? oh, not really cool, huh? >> reporter: and that message was heard here and in sacramento and it was heard in washington. and ken, you're right. we have seen investigations like this before. and they haven't come up with anything other than california's got its own blend of gas, that's how we do it, and if the system starts to crack, that's when the prices spike. but nonetheless, calls for investigations, you think it mig
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